Healthy desserts – yum, yum!

Julie New

Posted on February 19 2015

Desserts are generally seen as a ‘naughty treat’, but they don’t have to be! Personal Trainer, Megan Hinchley, from Thrive PT eats dessert most nights of the week. She loves sweet things! But desserts don’t have to be unhealthy, in fact they can be very highly nutritious!

Below are just a few easy recipes from the Personal Trainer herself that are fast to make, delicious and nutritious.


Summer fruits with low-fat ricotta (serves 2)


  • 250gm diced mango, peaches or pineapple
  • 250gm low fat ricotta
  • 1tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon


Place the fruit in two bowls, with the ricotta on top. Sprinkle over the flaxseed meal and cinnamon and drizzle on the honey.


Another great way to have this dish is to blend all but the flaxseed meal in a blender or bullet machine. This will whip it all together in a smooth consistency. Serve in a wine/drinking glass for extra flair and sprinkle the flaxseed meal on top. Delicious!!! You can also have this dessert all year round. Not just in summer. Frozen fruit is just as delicious.

Berry sorbet with yoghurt (serves 2)


  • 3 cups of your favourite frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 4 tbsp low fat greek or vanilla yoghurt
  • 1tbsp flaxseed meal


Spoon yoghurt into bowls/glasses and sprinkle with flaxseed meal. Place all berries and orange juice in to a bullet machine or blender and blend on high for 20-30 seconds. Spoon the sorbet into the bowls.

Choc-raisin yoghurt (serves 2)


  • 2 cups low fat greek yoghurt
  • 2 scoop (approx 30gms) of high quality chocolate whey protein supplement
  • 1tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup of raisins


Spoon the yoghurt into a bowl and mix in protein. Then mix in the raisins/cranberries. Place in to two separate bowls and sprinkle with flaxseed meal.


Cranberries are a great substitute for raisins. Chopped walnuts can also be added for some extra crunch.

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